You have a deadline or a performance. Depression has you in a muddle. Your creative calling is being silenced by a dark, haze.
There is no “snapping” out of it.
Here are some hacks that our YGT team have used to help us move toward the light.
7. Self-soothe as a vital step in self-care. Get a daily dose of sunlight. Take a walk outside, even if you don’t feel like getting out of bed. Keep to a routine. Start with always making your bed when you wake up and end the day with a soak in the tub or a soothing shower…
8. Instead of watching and reading upsetting news and/or posting these stories on social media; use music to soothe your mind. Identify songs that make you feel happy, that inspire you and give you hope. Create special GO TO playlists to lift your mood. Only watch podcasts and Ted Talks that empower and confirm the good in the world.
9. Show compassion, practice kindness and generosity. Help someone by volunteering. Care for a pet.
10. Know when to reach out for help. Develop a written safety plan with those closest to you to assist you cope with stress and to ensure that you always have a safe haven.